Texas teacher pension

Texas teacher pension law lifts service fee cap

The subject of Texas teachers’ retirement systems remains contentious, in part because the state’s teachers have one of the lowest pensions in...
HISD board takeover

HISD board takeover: What does it mean parents?

Last week, Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath made it official that there will be an HISD board takeover. The question is: what...
Austin school closures

Austin school closures may drop from 12 to four

Austin school closures dropping from 12 to four. The Austin ISD board of trustees is considering a plan to close Pease, Brooke,...

Rising rents are squeezing Texas teachers

For teachers in Texas, summer break isn’t all it’s hyped up to be. Many educators are forced to take on second jobs...
Carroll ISD

Five things we learned from the School Finance Panel

This year’s TribFest, the Texas Tribune’s yearly festival in Austin, featured plenty of political content for wonks to parse. For those that...

Houston ISD appealing Wheatley's failing grade

Houston ISD is appealing Wheatley High School’s failing grade. Texas’ largest school district announced the appeal on Sept. 13. 
Austin ISD closures

Austin ISD considers closing 12 campuses

The Austin Independent School District will begin a series of meetings on Monday, Sept. 23, to discuss the proposed closure and consolidation...

Texas school districts struggling with full day pre-K

When Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3 it was hailed as a landmark. The bill offered property tax reform and increased...

Harlandale ISD threatens civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency

The Harlandale ISD board of trustees is considering a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Education Agency as a way to...

HISD avoids recapture for the first time in three years

Houston ISD was able to avoid a recapture payment for the first time in three years. Texas’ largest school district was paying...

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